Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby gaz » 24 Sep 2015, 6:58pm

This week I have mostly been wearing M&S Cycling Chinos.

Speaking more seriously for a moment earlier this week I spent a "smart casual" day at work in them, they are comfy enough for the office. Today I did a fifty mile ride, comfortable on the bike for me too :D .

The poppers did seem to leave the hem rather loose and flappy but nothing got tangled in the chain. The reflective pocket tabs are a bit gimmicky. I want to keep the pockets closed so things don't fall out, even if I didn't they'd most likely be covered up by my jacket or T-shirt.

Only wish I'd tested them sooner and bought a few more as relevant sizes now sold out :( , it's been shorts weather until today :) .
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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby maxcherry » 24 Sep 2015, 7:30pm

Stop waving your comfy trousers in womens faces :(
Honestly chaps, I'm a female!

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby Sweep » 19 Apr 2016, 3:10pm

I now have a brand new never worn still shop-labelled pair for sale:

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby greyingbeard » 19 Apr 2016, 9:30pm

So do I

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby Sweep » 24 Apr 2016, 10:13am

greyingbeard wrote:So do I

Can I ask what size.

If unused and 34in 29 leg and you want 36, 29, we could swap.

I'm selling because that size is wrong for me - not because I don't like them - I think they are great.
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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby Si » 24 Apr 2016, 3:38pm

Still using my first pair. They are quite hardy - hit the road with enough force to fracture my kneecap but they didn't tear! However, they have gone a bit white where they slid on the road.

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby hondated » 24 Apr 2016, 6:22pm

gaz wrote:This week I have mostly been wearing M&S Cycling Chinos.

Speaking more seriously for a moment earlier this week I spent a "smart casual" day at work in them, they are comfy enough for the office. Today I did a fifty mile ride, comfortable on the bike for me too :D .

The poppers did seem to leave the hem rather loose and flappy but nothing got tangled in the chain. The reflective pocket tabs are a bit gimmicky. I want to keep the pockets closed so things don't fall out, even if I didn't they'd most likely be covered up by my jacket or T-shirt.

Only wish I'd tested them sooner and bought a few more as relevant sizes now sold out :( , it's been shorts weather until today :) .

Cor your tougher than me then gaz.

I seem to wear my couple of pairs of these more off the bike than on.

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby gaz » 24 Apr 2016, 10:19pm

hondated wrote:Cor your tougher than me then gaz.

I seem to wear my couple of pairs of these more off the bike than on.

You are quoting me from last September, I've yet to venture out in shorts this year. Still enjoying the Chinos, on and off the bike.
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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby Sweep » 3 Oct 2016, 10:28am

Hail and praise the regularly maligned (every few years the Brit public decides that they are retailing experts and seems to say they are out of touch) M&S for the normally good value and down to earth Rose Bikes has just sent me a mail singing the praises of the somewhat more expensive option:

https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/alberto/?af ... er03102016
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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby rmurphy195 » 1 Nov 2016, 5:43pm

A tad more than the £11 I paid for the M&S ones! Wish I'd gone for a longer leg size though, if I turn them up so the reflective bits are visible I end up with cold lower legs!
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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby Winged wheels » 15 Nov 2016, 8:02pm

Meyer standard trousers, just as good, well cut tough and look normal...because they are.

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby Sweep » 15 Nov 2016, 11:30pm

Winged wheels wrote:Meyer standard trousers, just as good, well cut tough and look normal...because they are.

A link?
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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby honesty » 15 Apr 2017, 2:40pm

Was in the M&S store at Clarks village in Street today, and it looks like they've done a mk2 of these, or at least done a bit of a ninja product test. They're called Modern, slim fit, with stretch and cycling turn up. Catchy. Anyway a few good points and a few bad by the looks of it.
So whats it got? Gripper waist band, same as the previous models. Subtle reflective details in the back pocket and when turning up the hem. Better clips in the leg, more like the Vulpine trousers, so button based. Button phone/change pocket.
What it's lost: no diamond gusset, so not sure how comfortable there's would be on a long ride. No claimed waterproofing, which the previous versions weren't for me anyway.

Going to give these a go commuting to work next week and will report back.

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby Si » 15 Apr 2017, 4:38pm

Thanks for the heads up...will investigate.

After using the original ones for quite some time now my other observation of them is that the seat seems to wear out rather quicker than I thought it ought. OK, one pair id have a bit of a slide down the road so it's understandable that they got a bit thread bare, but the others have only had normal wear and tear and are also going a bit thin....suffice to say I've wouldn't wear pink knickers under them!

apart from that they are fairing pretty well - the knees have kept their shape very well...something I find annoying with some trousers when used on the bike.

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Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Postby honesty » 15 Apr 2017, 6:24pm

I've tried them on an they feel decent. Definite material change though from the previous versions. They're a bit on trend for me in the fit, I usually like slightly more room in the legs for my work trousers but seem comfortable.